Scott Weiland Announces End Of Velvet Revolver
by Paul Cashmere - March 22 2008
As we expected, Velvet Revolver is about to call it a day, but the announcement seemed to come as a surprise to come of the band members.
Singer Scott Weiland dropped the announcement on the audience in Glasgow this week, much to the intrigue of the other members of the band.
"You're at something special really tonight," Weiland said. "This is the last ever Velvet Revolver tour".
The band then played the appropriately titled 'Fall To Pieces'.
We already know that Weiland's former band Stone Temple Pilots will shortly reform for shows. How long the reunion lasts is anyone's guess.
In a statement after the gig, drummer Matt Sorum published at his website the following:
"So last night was interesting. Had a little band turmoil on stage as you probably all could tell. Being in a band is a lot like being in a relationship. Sometimes you just don't get along. I guess there has been more turmoil lately I guess with the cancellations and all".
"It has been frustrating I am not going to lie. My career and life in Rock n Roll has come with its ups and downs. Unfortunately some people in this business don't realize how great of a life they have. Touring the world, meeting great people and fans all over the world. And just playing music for a living. I feel truly blessed. But sometimes the road can be draining for some, being away from home and family does grind on you sometimes. With all the traveling and different beds. Personally I Love this Shit and sometimes can't believe I am so lucky to still be doing what I do for a living".
"Everybody could see who was unhappy last night but all I can say is Let's keep the Rock alive people!!!! In this life u just pick up and keep moving. And don't ever let anybody stand in your way. The Truth Rock On!"
The last scheduled show for the band is April 1st in Amsterdam.
(This is very interesting, it opens the door for possibilities. Would Slash go join Axl again? Will Weiland record new music with Stone Temple Pilots again? Will Slash record a solo album? Anyone's guess what might happen. I did like some of Velvet Revolver's music especially 'Head Space')